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#bundee aki

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Boost for Connacht as Aki to return for Leinster showdown after wedding

The focus is on Perpignan first though, a trip the Ireland international misses as he’s home in New Zealand.

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Aki set for surprise Connacht return as Friend's men turn attention to Europe

The Ireland centre is due to head back to New Zealand for his wedding, but could be involved this weekend.

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks

The inspirational centre is expected back in time for the Christmas inter-pros.

# bundee-aki - Saturday 17 November, 2018

How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks?

It was night for hard men and cool heads at the Aviva.

# bundee-aki - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'

Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Schmidt strongly defends Bundee Aki's right to play for Ireland

The New Zealand-born centre comes up against the country of his birth this weekend.

# bundee-aki - Monday 12 November, 2018

'He was a great player back then and he's come on leaps and bounds': Crotty braced for Aki reunion

The Connacht star will have a big role to play against the nation of his birth on Saturday.

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'People have their own opinions. You can't hide from it... I have thick skin'

Bundee Aki made his debut for Ireland last November and has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt’s machine since.

# bundee-aki - Friday 26 October, 2018

Connacht claw back 14-point deficit, but suffer dramatic late loss to Ospreys

Cory Allen spilled the ball short of the line, but the TMO ruled the ball went backwards and allowed the winning score.

# bundee-aki - Friday 19 October, 2018

In-form Farrell credits Aki influence after making massive strides

The 25-year-old went to Bedford before getting his big chance with the western province.

# bundee-aki - Friday 21 September, 2018

'I think he'd be first to admit that he was a bit rusty': Friend expecting big impact from Bundee Aki

The Ireland centre is expected to make his first start since April after visiting New Zealand for a wedding.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Aki returns to Connacht bench as Marmion gets first start of the season

Andy Friend has also brought Conán O’Donnell, Ultan Dillane and Niyi Adeolokun into his starting XV.

# bundee-aki - Monday 10 September, 2018

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

# bundee-aki - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test

The Ireland number eight says he knew Rob Herring was in support but backed himself.

# bundee-aki - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Analysis: 23 seconds that highlight how Ireland were beaten in Brisbane

Michael Cheika’s team were better at the breakdown and their playmakers shone.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'Whenever I put on that shirt I try and do the country proud, do my family proud'

The Ireland centre will have plenty of his extended family supporting him in Australia.

# bundee-aki - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Bundee Aki pulls out of Baa-Baas squad as a precaution after ankle injury

The Connacht centre was due to captain the invitational side against England but rolled his ankle in training.

# bundee-aki - Friday 18 May, 2018

Bundee Aki to captain Pat Lam's Barbarians against England

Ultan Dillane and Niyi Adeolokun are also included for next week’s game at Twickenham.

# bundee-aki - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Connacht out-gunned by Gloucester in crazy Challenge Cup quarter-final

The western province refused to lie down as they shared eight tries with the Premiership side.

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'It’s good to run around that dirty pitch': Aki more than happy to ground himself after Slam success

‘At the moment it feels like I’m the new player in the squad,’ says the centre ahead of Saturday’s European quarter-final clash with Gloucester.

# bundee-aki - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'It's one of the great days for us': Snow-delayed Ireland return to warm welcome after Grand Slam

Fans, family, and a Minister were at the Shelbourne to greet the Six Nations champions.

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

# bundee-aki - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt

Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.

# bundee-aki - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Analysis: Bundee Aki's unglamorous role for Ireland key to ruck success

The Connacht centre was busy in Ireland’s win over Scotland last weekend.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Aki not fazed by changing partners as he makes himself at home in Ireland's midfield

The centre will win his sixth cap on Saturday as he links up with Garry Ringrose for the first time.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'I get a call every Monday from the old man and mum, trying to tweak my game'

Bundee Aki has more than Joe Schmidt to answer to when the odd pass goes astray.

# bundee-aki - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far 6 Of The Best This post contains videos

A definitive ranking of the best Six Nations tries so far

32 tries into the 2018 Championship, we give you the cream that’s risen to the top.

# bundee-aki - Saturday 10 February, 2018

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal Test Match Special This post contains videos

First international try 'something special', but Aki refuses to ease off the pedal

The Connacht man opened his try-scoring account with a powerful barge over the line in the first half of Ireland’s win over Italy.

Earls excellence and all the player ratings from Ireland's big win over Italy

The Munster wing was impressive from start to finish as Ireland posted 56 points on the Azzurri.

# bundee-aki - Monday 5 February, 2018

Analysis: Ireland switch off at key moments for Thomas' sizzling try

Joe Schmidt will have been frustrated by how Ireland conceded to les Bleus.

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland

The Connacht man is keen to keep adding to his caps under Joe Schmidt.

# bundee-aki - Friday 2 February, 2018

'They are probably a little bit unaware as to the magnitude of the game'

Jacob Stockdale, Bundee Aki and James Ryan are set for their Six Nations debuts.

# bundee-aki - Friday 24 November, 2017

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan Close Calls This post contains videos

'Revenge' a great headline, but it doesn't really matter tomorrow, says Eddie O'Sullivan

The former Ireland head coach is joining us on Close Calls to preview the last November international.

# bundee-aki - Monday 13 November, 2017

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

# bundee-aki - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# bundee-aki - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'It has been a hell of a journey and a hell of a night. I'm lost for words'

Bundee Aki shared a special moment with his family and friends after a fine Ireland debut.

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

'Bundee runs the show in Connacht, he has to bring a little bit of that to us' -- Rory Best

The uncapped Aki has been at the centre of all this week’s debate and he will have ample opportunity to change the conversation tonight.

# bundee-aki - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I didn't think it was very impressive from a media point of view, to be honest'

Today’s media briefing at Carton House was again dominated by questions about Bundee Aki’s inclusion.

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